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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Cucurbitales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Cucumis melo var. cantalupo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cucumis melo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 177-02-001:
Cucumis melo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cucumis melo

 

COMMON NAME:
Canteloupe, Muskmelon


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Cucumis melo var. cantalupo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cucumis melo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 177-02-001:
Cucumis melo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cucumis melo

 

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4341

Herbaceous vine (with tendrils); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: Asia

Waif(s)

Habitat: Gardens, fields, trash heaps, commonly cultivated in home gardens and commercially, sometimes volunteering from seed the following year, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - palmately 3-5 lobed
Alternate
Petioles 2-15cm long, longer than the pedicels

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Unisexual
5-6 lobed calyx
5-6 lobed campanulate corolla
Inferior ovary

Flowers in axillary few-flowered fascicles

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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